Applications are accepted once per academic year. PTCAS begins
accepting applications in July, however, the UCF Doctor of Physical
Therapy Program will not begin reviewing applications until
The application deadline is October 17 of the
year prior to your entry term. The program begins in the SUMMER C
semester, each year.
Applicants must meet all program requirements to be considered
for admission. The following items MUST arrive to
PTCAS by October 17. All necessary forms can be
found at www.ptcas.org.
Completed PTCAS Application
TOEFL and foreign transcript evaluation (if required)
Observation hours (must be completed and verified)
The following dates have been set aside for interviews:
Friday, November 18, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Friday, January 27, 2017
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) UCF DPT
Like many professional and graduate programs, UCF's Doctor of
Physical Therapy Program requires applicants to submit GRE scores
taken within the last five years from the date of application.
Minimum scores are as follows:
If the exam is taken more than once, the highest score for each
section of the test (super score) is used in making admissions
decisions. Official GRE scores must be sent directly to PTCAS using the program code:
All application materials must be received no later than October
17 of the year prior to your entry date. Meeting minimum
requirements will not guarantee an applicant an interview or
admission to the program.
A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a regionally
accredited institution. Degree can be in progress at time of
application but must be completed prior to the program's start in
summer C semester.
Official GRE scores taken within last five years. Minimum
scores to apply are 146 for verbal reasoning, 144 for quantitative
reasoning and 3 on the analytical writing portion.
Minimum GPA of 3.00 (on 4.00 scale) in the last 60 credit hours
of undergraduate degree.
Minimum GPA of 3.00 (on 4.00 scale) for all prerequisite
courses. Each prerequisite course grade must be a 'C' or
Completion of PTCAS application.
Completion of prerequisite courses within seven (7) years of
A minimum of 30 hours of volunteer or work experience under the
direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist. A variety of
settings is recommended.
Three (3) letters of recommendation with PTCAS recommendation
forms, including one from a physical therapist.
Resume upon request.
An on-campus interview, by invitation only.
UCF Graduate (supplemental) Application must be submitted in
addition to PTCAS application. Deadline to submit the supplemental
application is December 1, 2016. The UCF Graduate
Application can be found at: https://application.graduate.ucf.edu/
Additional Requirements for International Students
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
for all international students. Please contact the Doctor of
Physical Therapy Program for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International students with transcripts from foreign
institutions of higher education must also submit a foreign
credentials evaluation available through World Education Services. The
transcript must be translated to English and a course by course
evaluation must be completed.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program recommends that
all prerequisite courses be completed at the time of
application. Candidates with all prerequisites completed at
the time of application may be given preference over those
still completing courses. No more than two prerequisite courses may
be in progress in the fall semester and one course in the
spring semester prior to the year of matriculation.
-Online courses are NOT accepted for the
following prerequisites: anatomy courses, physiology courses,
physics courses, or chemistry courses. Hybrid courses are only
accepted for the prerequisite courses listed above if the lab
component is delivered in a face-to-face format (submission of
course description/syllabi may be required to verify course
delivery mode). Email email@example.com to request a prerequisite
Current tuition for the program during the 2014-2015 academic
Year 1 (45 credit hours) - $25,919.55 for in-state students and
$63,017.55 for out-of-state students
Year 2 (40 credit hours) - $23,039.60 for in-state students and
$55,015.60 for out-of-state students
Year 3 (27 credit hours) - $15,551.73 for in-state students and
$37,810.53 for out-of-state students
*Tuition and fees are subject to change.
DPT students are also responsible for lab fees, books and
materials, and expenses related to their clinical education
experiences. Clinical education expenses may include housing, food,
transportation, and related professional expenses. Costs vary
depending on the location of the clinical site and students should
expect at least one clinical education experience to be outside of
the Central Florida area.
Admission advising is by appointment only. To make an
appointment or ask general questions about admission,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For
questions regarding the PTCAS application system or materials
submitted to PTCAS, please call PTCAS directly at